Removing Glamo from GTA02 (Was: Welcome)

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Mon Apr 20 15:41:08 CEST 2009

 From my distribution activities, I would say that there are already  
enough debug boards around for debricking (most bricked devices I have  
seen just had a completely drained battery!). And there is a stable  
boot loader available to be installed in factory. So if it saves money  
for a GTA02--, this complexity should be simplified. GTA01 was already  
good enough...

BTW: what about reflashing from SD card? I.e. insert SD card with some  
specialy namedl files on it, press AUX and POWER for some seconds and  
this flashes a kernel/rootfs image into NAND? If this works  
sufficiently stable and robust, I would not even mind if the  
bootloader is in ROM...

Or even more cost savings: remove both, the NOR and NAND flash and add  
some ROM for a minimal SD boot loader. Then boot and operate from a  
large high-quality SD card (operated like an SSD). It can't be ejected  
during operation anyway. Every PC boots today from the main disk...


Am 20.04.2009 um 14:31 schrieb Werner Almesberger:

> I wrote:
>> - NAND trapdoor (better use IDBG instead)
> Ah, if the goal is to just test-drive the process, then GTA01-style
> debricking will suffice. Even easier :-)
> - Werner
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